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List Rules Only players who are known primarily as first basemen and not other infield positions

Who are the greatest first basemen of all time? From the incomparable talents of Lou Gehrig to the stunning abilities of modern-era players like Albert Pujols, this list includes some of the best Major League Baseball first basemen, and really, some of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. Who is your top choice? Be sure to vote, and you can also rerank this list in any order you want. The outstanding first basemen listed here all have similar abilties: They are versatile, incredibly quick and, quite often these days, the first baseman is also a wicked power hitter. Not surprisingly, several of the players on this list could easily be considered among the best hitters in baseball history, too. This list is full of excellent, talented first bag guys with great power numbers. If you're a huge baseball fanatic, you might enjoy these lists of the greatest third basemen of all time, the all-time best shortstops and the greatest pitchers of all time, too.
list ordered by

1
1,179 163
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
848 430
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

3
626 259
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

4
441 224
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
496 305
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

6
441 236
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

7
476 250
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

8
415 229
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

9
418 53
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

10
269 148
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

11
370 275
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

12
448 292
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

13
414 140
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

14
404 282
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

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15
233 138
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

16
350 166
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

17
198 133
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

18
276 218
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

19
261 170
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

20
248 50
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

21
321 305
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

22
273 201
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

23
312 216
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

24
233 122
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

25
211 146
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

26
179 48
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

27
215 73
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

28
203 101
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

29
191 74
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

30
224 127
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

31
134 128
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

32
189 142
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

33
92 123
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

34
123 106
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

35
147 96
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

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36
64 55
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

37
141 90
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

38
100 85
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

39
135 178
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

40
70 47
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

41
100 78
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

42
117 62
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

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43
33 44
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

44
119 36
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

45
137 125
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

46
140 106
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

47
160 134
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

48
27 38
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

49
55 27
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman

50
80 43
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman